Hi, my name is Wendy Qi and I am a freshman undergraduate majoring in Neuroscience and Mathematics/Economics. I joined the Image Understanding Lab in Spring 2018 after becoming interested in examining the intricacies of image perception, specifically regarding the capability of the brain to distinguish between familiar and unfamiliar sights despite minute differences. The ease with which we recognize sights such as a celebrity on a magazine cover or a tree in a painting is remarkable when considering the complexity of the underlying neural processes that allow us to perceive. In particular, I am intrigued by face recognition and how in prosopagnosics, this ability is diminished due to differences in the neural processes. I seek to further explore how those with prosopagnosia are affected by social implications. Additionally, I look forward to learning more about mathematical modeling as a means of understanding perception. As a part of the Image Understanding Lab, I hope to develop my interests in these areas of research and grow my passions.

Contact Information

University of Southern California
Image Understanding Lab HNB 316
3641 Watt Way
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2520
Lab Phone: (213) 740-6102
Fax: (213) 740-5687
Email: wendyqi@usc.edu